The economic uncertainty of today has spurned an increased interest in home gardening and canning or freezing food. There also has been interest from people in producing their own eggs and poultry.
We have been getting a few calls about azalea lace bugs feeding on azaleas and rhododendrons.
The practices that can help us save energy in our homes - like sealing leaks, insulating and updating cooling systems and replacing light bulbs - are also being used to make Georgia's prolific poultry industry more efficient, one chicken house at a time.
Few animals can evoke such an emotional response as a snake found in the woods or around the house. People have been attracted and repulsed by snakes ever since the dawn of time.
Question: What can I do to prevent insect pests in my vegetable garden?
There seems to always be something brewing with international trade. The United States and India have had a long-standing disagreement about India's policies on U.S. exports, especially agricultural products.
Home-grown vegetables are a staple for many Southerners during the summer.
Occasionally turfgrasses begin to thin out and moss and algae begin to form. These primitive plants develop because conditions for growing dense, healthy turf have declined.
Hopefully more trade negotiations and explorations will open significant doors for Georgia agriculture and other industries. This could only mean good things for our area with poultry being a No. 1 export from the area to the rest of the country and world.
I know it is a bit early in the season to be talking about tomato fruit diseases, but blossom-end rot is a disease that can be prevented with a little TLC.
What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and radon have in common? The answer is Hall County Cooperative Extension.
In the last Agbiz article, I talked about how the deepening of the port of Savannah would improve our ability to move products grown and made in the United States, specifically the poultry products produced in North Georgia.
Water is always a precious commodity and it seems that, in the South, we are only about two to three weeks from a drought. We are getting dry in places, so now is the time to think about how you can save water this summer in the garden.
When it comes to common questions asked at the office, the one I hear most often is about lawns and when to fertilize them.
When 1 in 8 U.S. export containers leave the Port of Savannah each year, it takes a lot of coordination to keep everything going smoothly. Recently, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston met with Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to discuss logistics at the port.
Strawberries are definitely a spring and early summer fruit, so why talk about them in October? Well this is the best time of year to plant them.
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